Thursday, April 26, 2012

International Charm Day 2012

This year I will be missing International Charm Day.
The reason is that I am taking a trip with my husband to Namibia for a few days.
My mom and dad (which are both 86) will be going with us.

So instead of hosting a class on the day,
Benice and I decided to make and share our charms this year
- just the way Amber Dawn had intended when she started this initiative!!

Well this is what we are turning them into.
Prrrrretty little charms!
To all our followers in South Africa:
Send us an email with your vital stats and postal address,
and we will send you one of these pretties.
(We hope to get them out by May 15th!)

For our blog followers from abroad, I am really sorry that we cannot send
you a little charm, but here are a few tips on how to create your own.

Paint the wood with gesso and the paint colour of your choice.
Then use gel medium to adhere the tissue paper to the wood.
Sand off the extra overlapping tissue paper, once your gel has dried.

Drill a small hole with your Dremel in the top corner.

Choose a small stamp and your Archival ink to stamp an image onto
both sides of the charm.
Paint the sides and add some dangles or silver charms.

I will be back in May with a few photos of one of my favourite places, Namibia!

1 comment:

  1. Happy Charm Day Elna and Benice!!! :)

    Beautiful Charms Elna!
    I hope that you have a wonderful and fun filled trip!
    :) Enjoy!!!